Abu Dhabi’s souks are home to some of the best buys you can expect to find on your holiday. From traditional perfumes to spices, silks, souvenirs and jewels, you’ll find a memento that truly sums up your Arabian experience.
Observe the traditional way of doing business and join in with the haggling and bartering – the market vendors will expect it, and will enjoy the sale even more knowing that you’re immersing yourself in their way of life.
The Fish Souk at Mina Zayed sees fresh fish being unloaded from fishermen every morning, while across the road, the Al Mina Fruit and Vegetable Souk bursts with colours, flavours and smells, displaying a huge array of exotic produce.
The Carpet Souk is the best place to find brilliant bargains, including sellers who will make up Arabic majilis style cushions for great value. While Yemeni mattresses and machine-made carpets are slowly starting to infiltrate the souk, keep your eyes peeled and you’ll be rewarded.
The Al Ain Souk is as diverse and eclectic as you could possible want, while the Souk Al Zafarana has a wonderful range of incense, spices, henna, traditional garments and brilliant treasures to take home with you.